Pillars: Philanthropy News
10 June 2020

On Being Honored in Brick and Mortar: Q&A With Professor Emeritus C. Ray Smith

As part of a record gift to the School, Frank M. Sands Sr. (MBA ’63) dedicated $7.2 million as a challenge match in Smith’s honor to fully renovate C. Ray Smith Alumni Hall into a hub for alumni engagement and lifelong learning.

19 May 2020

How the Annual Fund Is Enabling Darden’s Return-to-School Plans Amid Coronavirus

Dean Scott Beardsley explains how the Darden Annual Fund is powering the School’s response to an environment upended by the coronavirus and describes how new gifts ensure Darden navigates the challenges ahead.

15 April 2020

Genovese Fellowships Spark Next-Generation Giving From Past Recipients

Three former Genovese Fellows recently launched scholarship funds of their own to support future Darden students, leveraging matching funds from the UVA’s Bicentennial Scholars Fund to maximize their giving.

13 April 2020

The Future of UVA Darden Grounds: What Students Say They Need Most

A student committee recently assessed Darden facilities, offering suggestions for how current spaces could continue to support the world’s best MBA education experience.

21 March 2020

Support for Annual Fund Helps UVA Darden Reinvent Career Services

The career search is both challenging and stressful for students, which is why the School has tapped the Darden Annual Fund to fuel innovation and expanded support for students through investments in the Career Center.

06 December 2019

Venture Capitalists Raise Unique Fund With Profit and Purpose to Benefit UVA, Darden

A pair of Darden classmates and fellow venture capitalists have completed the first close on the new fund, meeting its preset threshold to begin operating and making investments.